India trampling on Panchsheel pact, misleading public, says China

The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs also reiterated that India had disregarded the 1890 Sino-British Treaty, which China has cited to prove the Doklam region, referred to as Donglong in China, is sovereign Chinese territory.

Written by Apurva | Beijing | Published:July 6, 2017 5:20 am
india china, indo china relations, doklam, bhutan dispute, india china dispute, india news, indian express The Chinese ministry has used photographs, maps and letters and communication between India and China in the 1950s and 1960s to underscore that Doklam belongs to China.

China Wednesday called the ongoing standoff in Sikkim “very serious” and claimed the Indian government was “misleading” the public about Chinese road construction near the Siliguri corridor in the Sikkim sector. A state-run newspaper asked China to “this time, teach India a bitter lesson”. The government has asked India to pull back troops from the region to “avoid worsening the situation”.

The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs also reiterated that India had disregarded the 1890 Sino-British Treaty, which China has cited to prove the Doklam region, referred to as Donglong in China, is sovereign Chinese territory. The Chinese ministry has used photographs, maps and letters and communication between India and China in the 1950s and 1960s to underscore that Doklam belongs to China.

“And as we all know, China, India and Myanmar in the 1950s jointly proposed five principles of peaceful coexistence (the Panchsheel Pact). However, to everyone’s surprise, the Indian side has trampled on the basic norms of international relations that were proposed by itself by illegally crossing into other’s territory,” ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said. Geng also said India’s actions had “stunned” the international community. “If the Indian side does not correct its errors in a timely manner, how will it win the trust of neighbouring countries? How will it play a greater role in international affairs?” he asked.

“In disregard of the 1890 Sino-British Treaty, the Indian side has said Doklam is located within the tri-junction of the three countries, that is misleading the public,” Geng added. While China claims the road building is on sovereign Chinese territory, Bhutan has opposed the statement and said the ownership of Doklam is yet to be decided. The Indian government, too, has contested the 1890 treaty and has claimed action to unilaterally determine tri-junction points is in violation of a 2012 India-China agreement. According to the agreement, the boundary is to be decided by consulting all the parties concerned. The Chinese foreign affairs ministry also said that it was considering options to issue advisories to citizens visiting India. “In accordance with the security condition of the relevant country, we will decide whether or not issue a travel alert,” Geng said.

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    Dasari
    Jul 6, 2017 at 11:34 am
    China talks of Panchsheel and punches it with many holes with its incursions, bullying its neighbors, occupies from small patches to large areas covering kilometers of land across the borders. It has the habit of quoting selectively past history but does not accept some of naked truths in the pacts. It occupied Aksai Chin and is constructing highway in the name of CPEC through Pakistan occupied territory belonging to India (historically too this belongs to India, which China refers always before it occupies any land!). Just taking name of South "CHINA" Sea,as its own, it claims as its own spanning over entire sea forgetting the international maritime laws and boundaries. It has unfathomable intentions to expand its borders. Probably taking history of million years or so, it can claim the entire world as belong to CHINA!!!
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      andy
      Jul 6, 2017 at 11:31 am
      China knows very well that under a second term under Modi, India will become a super power so they want to reduce us, we can expect a lot more problems in the future, we should boycott Chinese products first.
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        Ravishankar
        Jul 6, 2017 at 11:18 am
        China is a big bully. This bully is now emboldened because America is in decline! As for India, decades of misrule and large scale corruption under Congress have considerably weakened the country, especially its armed forces.
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          Adrian Akau
          Jul 6, 2017 at 11:06 am
          Chinese army has more men than Pakistan army and it would be wise to consider other options to war with China on the disputed area. General Rawat must know this.
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            Mano
            Jul 6, 2017 at 12:06 pm
            I agree. A war between india and china would a great sspectacle for the western world to watch. It would be a shame for the people in china and india. I think our leaders on both sides are not dumb people. Chinese army is aging. Soon the young volunteers from NWFP-pakistan whom come on suicide missions to kashmir, would be a stronger force that china.
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            kjingar
            Jul 6, 2017 at 10:30 am
            Panchsheel is stupid idea of Nehru, who is origin of several modern era problems like Kashmir, China, Permanent seat in UN, Pakistan and many more. So right now, Chinese aggression will answered in similar or harsher language.
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              TIHAEwale
              Jul 6, 2017 at 10:25 am
              China good job. The two industrial powerhouses of Asia and Europe are being nudged into an informal alliance to pick up the leadership baton that the U.S. is accused of having dropped since President Donald Trump’s assuming office. The situation has crystallized ahead of this year’s annual G-20 meeting starting tomorrow, which will be held in Germany’s busiest commercial port. That’s in part because, for the first time since the group’s founding, the U.S. will be represented by a president who embraces protectionism, abandoning decades of American cheer-leading for free trade. Indian chaiwala is busy with discovery of world and MEA head busy in twitter. where as China's OBOR is going to attract more countries towards China . So China is right in telling where we stand
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                Mano
                Jul 6, 2017 at 12:01 pm
                Why don't you control the pakistan media. They can be heard saying without india and afganistan, OBOR and CPEC are a waste. Not worth pursuing.
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                Faisal
                Jul 6, 2017 at 10:15 am
                Dear indian and chinese brothers please join OBOR we all three nation can progress. War is not good. chinese very nice people. Chinese men very nice and courteous. Chinese girls very athletic and flexible. They bend and stretch like crazy. Very sports loving people. Not like our fat girls. They are very sporty and take active part in anything and everything. I enjoy their company. They are not very talkative like our girls. They are free minded and honest. Chinese men also good people very liberal. They are our brotherss. Peace and love is only matters. Please join OBOR we are all peace loving people. War is not good.
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                  Mano
                  Jul 6, 2017 at 11:58 am
                  Pakistan can make friendship with the pork and beef hogging country that is china. India is not like pakistan and china. We don't blindly follow the british. The british forced the par ion, and they knew that they will be mob lynched in india by the public in the streets if they hang around here. So the british ran away in fear ensuring that the british poeple are shipped out before the par ion maps are released after 15 aug 1947. So the fear of being mob lynched got india the freedom. We are in no way looking for admiration by the british like china, nepal and pakistan. British endor t means nothing to us. So you enjoy the fake feeling of feeling civilized, fake feeling of being consentful, fake feeling of being on the side of god. Confucianism hijacked by UK pundits is communism. China has got deeper into it. Islam hijacked by UK pundits is Sharia-system-extremism, and islam would get deeper into it. They did similar things to hinduism, and we've got rid out of it in 50 yrs
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                  Jinita
                  Jul 6, 2017 at 10:04 am
                  Mr. Nehru make a Forward policy.Chinese Mao and Zhou think , China has Good relationship with India. We are same In The third world, Development is first, don't wanna fight,We can friendly negotiated. But Nehru and army leader think Chinese army is weak, India can fight To win. They forget Chinese army fight US army before. Nehru make a war To China ,Just like use one egg To knock one stone .
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                    Mano
                    Jul 6, 2017 at 10:27 am
                    Nehru was protected by Mi5. He was made to believe Subash chandra bose is alive and can take him down, so he trusted MI5. And the british wanted to shame nehru and india, and show off its new friendship to china. Nehru couldn't guess it. British told nehru to go for war and that they will back him. Nehru also thought british will back democracy as against chinese communist, so he said let's go to war with china. Then he was all alone as noone backed nehru. From then to now China and Britain are the buddies. Nepal is today much remote controlled by britain and china much like pakistan. China should not get their way with their high-way plans. So many chinese people are rendered homeless due to the highways of china. India will humble china with their highway plan at Doklam. People of china will back india. China must stop excesses with their pork, beef, high-ways, one-child-policy, etc. These are no eastern culture. Noodles don't look same everywhere in china.
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                      Jinita
                      Jul 6, 2017 at 11:17 am
                      Mano ,When I get a taxi In north america, Some drivers are From India. They are very interesting To Chinese one child policy.After I told them, all of them said same answer: India need one-child-policy too.
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